This weekend we are visiting friends in Swindon, so even though I will run both days, I won’t fit in a long run. So I decided to run the eight miles into work this morning.
I find early morning running tough. If I do much more than 5 miles, I need to eat beforehand. If I eat, I need to give myself time before I hit the road. So this means getting up early.
First things first….
I use the OMM Ultra 12 Running Backpack, which is great. It doesn’t bounce (at all!) and fits in all my essentials.
Fortunately this morning it was lovely and sunny. I run down quieter roads and even a couple of off-road paths, so it’s actually a pretty nice route.
I started out listening to The Economist, and about halfway switched to music. It feels great getting a proper run in before the day has really begun.
And here’s my reward….
Happy Friday everyone!